It’s been over a week now since I’ve been a smartphone owner. Or does it own me? LOL. I definitely like the camera and GPS and Google Map. And it’s good being able to check my email when I’m not home.

But I feel a bit TOO connected now. So I turn it off a lot. ๐Ÿ˜›

The very first day I had the phone, I went around the house taking random photos. Here are some of them:

This is the top of the piano in the front hallway. It is a shrine of family photos:

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The living room, filled with musical instruments, plants and books:

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My coffee table stacked with books, maps, and travel guides to Iceland:

 

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One of many bookcases, this one next to the couch:

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Tops of furniture and the walls in the dining area look like this:

 

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I’ve always liked that oil self-portrait my mother did of herself in a long red gown in the 1950’s. To me it has a very Spanish sensibility, perhaps a foreshadowing of her ultimate career as a Spanish professor. She received her Ph.D. at age 65 and went on to head Wilmington College’s Romance Language department for ten years before retiring. A very talented, and beautiful, lady.

A cozy corner:

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Let’s take a look into my room, too:

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The photo at the top of this post, which is down here at the bottom as well, is a Kandinsky print that hangs in my “3K Gallery”: the downstairs half-bath! It is filled with prints by the artists Klimt, Kahlo and Kandinsky… ๐Ÿ™‚

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